Against the Grain

Cutting the Work Week

If you’re like most Americans, you probably feel overworked and underpaid. Americans, on average, labor 300 hours more per year than their counterparts in Northern Europe. And even workers in Europe, with some notable exceptions, have not seen substantial reductions in their hours for decades, despite increasing labor productivity. So what’s going on? Sociologist Christoph Hermann reflects on our long working hours and makes the case for cutting the workweek. (Encore presentation.)

Resources:

Christoph Hermann, Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Time Taylor and Francis, 2014

  • DMarieSacks

    Great show – especially focus on unpaid work!

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